On May 15 and 19, the Sustainability Institute held its yearly Commonwealth Campus Sustainability Forums virtually, co-hosted by Penn State Berks for the eastern campuses and Penn State New Kensington for the western region.
Berks has a long history of offering educational and fun summer camps for middle school and high school children on a wide variety of subjects. This year, the pandemic has changed the way in which summer camps will be offered.
Following a three-month comprehensive planning process, Penn State officials have determined that the University can meet or exceed the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s guidelines for colleges and universities, and look forward to welcoming back faculty, staff and students to resume on-campus, in-person classes and other activities this fall in a limited fashion.
For the last decade, Janelle Larson has packed her bags after Penn State Berks’ spring commencement and traveled to Kenya. She does not make this journey for the purpose of a vacation; rather she has led a University-wide global outreach program.
Beginning the week of June 8, Penn State Berks will reach out to the local community in a brand new way – through LionSide Chats, a modern interpretation of President Roosevelt’s Depression-era “Fireside Chats.”
While most residential students left Penn State Berks for spring break on March 6, expecting to return to campus and the residence halls on March 16, some were unable to leave for a variety of reasons, including distance.